To serve God, all he needs to do is stand calmly and wait, much like a servant placed in a king's court who may or may not be dispatched on errands or directed to perform tasks of some type. If he is chosen for a task, then he will know what it is because God will instruct him.
The poet imagines that people come to see him off on his journeys. Perhaps they are there to bid him farewell or perhaps they are just visiting the palace. In any case, he wants to say goodbye to each of them. So he begins with Adam, the first man, because he was here first. Then he moves on to other people from history who have been important to him somehow. Finally, he comes to a modern-day person whom he has never met before. This last person is his mother, who tells him that she is praying for him.
He feels guilty about leaving her but knows that God has sent him on missions so he tries to obey him even though he misses his parents and wants to stay home sometimes.
At the end of his journey, he returns home safely and awaits further instructions from God.
This poem shows that we need to pray for people who work with us instead of only praying for ourselves.
Answer: The poet prays to God for the strength to turn his love for God into service to humanity. Furthermore, he prays to God for the willpower and character fortitude to reject the oppressive orders of those in control.
God gives him this strength through Jesus Christ. The poet uses his new-found power to fight injustice and oppression by writing poems that encourage people to believe in good over evil, hope even in the face of death, and trust in God rather than men.
This is a poem by John Milton from L'Allegro: "O fair philosophy, who dost so lovingly pursue thy father, the divine Plato! What wouldest thou more for his advantage? Wouldst thou not have him lead a happy life? Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of morality. But if thou wilt have more specifically defined duties, tell us how he should conduct himself toward others."
Milton's goal was to show that philosophy is very useful but also that it can never replace religion. Religion provides humans with answers to why things are the way they are and allow them to move on with their lives while philosophy only discusses the implications of certain actions.
According to the poem, those who can patiently bear God's "milde yoak" serve him best. According to the poet, God does not require "man's effort" or talents; rather, God seeks humans who would patiently bear his benign yoke. Those who endure to the end will be given eternal life.
The real service to God is not our efforts but our faith in him and our love for him. We show our faith by our actions: we live according to his teachings-our lives reflect our beliefs. We demonstrate our love by caring for others, giving of ourselves, and helping the poor.
It is only when we come before God with a willing spirit that he will give us access to heaven. However, people tend to place more emphasis on what they do for God than on what he has done for them. This is why many people serve God while living sinful lives - because it is easier than serving from the heart.
If you want to serve God, start with yourself. Be holy as Jesus is holy. Live your life for him and not for people. Give of your time, energy, and resources to those in need instead of hoarding them up for yourself.
In addition, pray daily for leaders across the world who have been entrusted with protecting democracy and human rights.